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Conservation Assessment Program

Conservation Assessment Program Transition Statement

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The Conservation Assessment Program (CAP) has been a joint project of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and Heritage Preservation since its inception in 1990. Primary funding for this program has come from IMLS, with program implementation managed by Heritage Preservation.

While Heritage Preservation is currently in the midst of an organizational transition, IMLS and Heritage Preservation have mutually decided that we will be unable to process applications for the 2015 CAP cycle.

We greatly appreciate the expertise and commitment of the program’s assessors, as well as the dedicated museums that have used their CAP reports to greatly increase collections care in their institutions. CAP has provided nearly 3,000 museums with the conservation foundation they needed to help protect and preserve their collections. We would especially like to acknowledge and thank the nearly 50 assessors who have supported and remained active in this program from the beginning. Your work has made a difference.

IMLS remains committed to the exemplary stewardship of collections entrusted to the care of museums throughout the nation. Please watch the IMLS website for news of ongoing and new developments to support this important work.



Claudia D. French
Deputy Director for Museums
Institute of Museum and Library Services

Thomas F. R. Clareson
Acting President
Heritage Preservation









Deadline: December 01, 2014
Program Overview:

Read more on the Heritage Preservation website.

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